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Seth Rogen & The Lonely Island announce film about music festival gone wrong

Music festivals are huge business nowadays, with prime destinations like Coachella and South by Southwest acting as havens for future book shops hippies, hipster stereotypes and your general non-bather. But what if one went horribly wrong, and all the attendees were essentially trapped in a real-life, smelly, crowded nightmare from hell – fit with horrible music and bad falafel....
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Review: Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

PLOT: The rise and fall of egotistical pop star Conner4real ( Andy Samberg ), who hits the big-time after leaving his boy band, The Style Boyz, but soon faces a massive downturn in his career after an ill-conceived album and tour. REVIEW: POPSTAR: NEVER STOP NEVER STOPPING is being billed as the first movie from SNL Digital Short favorites, The Lonely Island (Samberg and...
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The latest trailer for Popstar features an overrated piece of sh*t

A former boy band member does everything in his power to maintain his celebrity status when it becomes clear that his solo album is a failure in the mockumentary, POPSTAR: NEVER STOP NEVER STOPPING. Andy Samberg and the Lonely Island crew have seen some serious success with their SNL shorts and albums, but now they're carrying over their lampooning of modern pop music to the film...
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Never Stop Never Stopping with Lonely Island in the red-band Popstar trailer

When his new album fails to sell records, pop/rap superstar conner4real goes into a major tailspin and watches his celebrity high life begin to collapse. He'll try anything to bounce back, anything except reuniting with his old rap group The Style Boyz. Check out Akiva Schaffer , Andy Samberg and Jorma Taccone of the group Lonely Island as they take their comedy the...
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New poster for The Lonely Island movie Popstar: Never stop Never Stopping

Andy Samberg revealed a new Justin Bieber -esque teaser poster for his The Lonely Island movie last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, as well as the official title of the upcoming film: POPSTAR: NEVER STOP NEVER STOPPING. Beside starring in the Judd Apatow -produced comedy, The Lonely Island trio (Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone ) also wrote the script for the...
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The UnPopular Opinion: The Watch

THE UNPOPULAR OPINION is an ongoing column featuring different takes on films that either the writer HATED, but that the majority of film fans LOVED, or that the writer LOVED, but that most others LOATHED. We're hoping this column will promote constructive and geek fueled discussion. Enjoy! ****SOME SPOILERS ENSUE**** Watching the trailer for PIXELS, you cannot help but...
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Tim Meadows joins The Lonely Island movie, which now has a proper title

The Lonely Island film began production just a few days ago with Jorma Taccone ,  Akiva Schaffer , and  Andy Samberg feeling " seriously zazzed " about the film which went by the title of TOP SECRET LONELY ISLAND MOVIE. This first Lonely Island feature is said to parody those fluffy music documentaries such as JUSTIN BIEBER: NEVER SAY NEVER and KATY PERRY: PART...
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Top Secret Untitled Lonely Island Movie begins filming; plus plot and poster

I'm surprised it's taken this long but the trio behind The Lonely Island are finally heading to the big-screen. It was first announced last year but production has now begun on the TOP SECRET UNTITLED LONELY ISLAND MOVIE which stars Jorma Taccone ,  Akiva Schaffer , and  Andy Samberg . Judd Apatow will be producing with Schaffer and Taccone taking on directing...
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Tegan and Sara/Lonely Island to perform Everything Is Awesome at the Oscars

Besides watching the Oscars to hear awesome victory speeches from J.K. Simmons , Michael Keaton , and Julianne Moore (I said it), we can also look forward to some musical performances. The Academy confirmed today that Tegan and Sarah and The Lonely Island ( Andy Samberg , Jorma Taccone , and Akiva Schaffer ) will be performing the Oscar-nominated song "Everything Is...
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Judd Apatow will produce Andy Samberg's The Lonely Island movie

It was only a matter of time but The Lonely Island boys are heading to the big screen! Universal has acquired an untitled comedy project from the Lonely Island trio of Andy Samberg , Akiva Schaffer , and Jorma Taccone . The three will star in the movie (obviously) which is said to take place in the music world. Judd Apatow will produce the film with the trio as well with Schaffer...
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C'mon Hollywood: Stop being so lazy, comedians!

This past weekend I decided to check out THE WATCH, starring Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, and Richard Ayoade. Although I wasn’t frothing at the mouth to see it, I have enjoyed the work of the cast members in the past and an R-rated alien-invasion neighborhood watch movie with their collective comedic talent would at least deliver some solid laughs, right? Wrong. I sat...
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Red Band outtake trailer for The Watch with Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, and Jonah Hill

THE WATCH starts patrolling your local theaters this weekend and today director Akiva Schaffer has posted a red band outtake trailer that highlights some of the on-set hijinks from the film as well as some new footage, featuring the cast of Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, and Richard Ayoade.  Seeing comedy stars do their thing on set can oftentimes be funnier than the actual...
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